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Exciting News from Poggio Colla

An Ancient Image of a Mother Giving Birth Is Excavated

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The pottery fragment, measuring 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches, was excavated by William Nutt, a graduate student working at the archaeological field school at Poggio Colla.  This could be one of the earliest representations of childbirth in Western art.

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